Sail Date: May 2019
I choose this ship because of the Itinerary. 3 days in Bermuda. The ship has been completely refurbished and not too big and easy to get around. And there were not many children. Food was fabulous. Tried all restaurants and my ... Read More
I choose this ship because of the Itinerary. 3 days in Bermuda. The ship has been completely refurbished and not too big and easy to get around. And there were not many children. Food was fabulous. Tried all restaurants and my favorite is the Tuscan. I would highly recommend this for couples, singles and groups. I would not recommend this cruise for children. There is a children's club but not much else to do for them. Being in a suite level was really nice. You have your own suite restaurant, Retreat Lounge and Retreat Deck. We used these areas a lot. Service was great and staff were mostly very friendly. Our favorites are: Alexandra in the Retreat Lounge. Also David and Boom Boom in the Martini Bar. Rhiannon our Retreat Concierge. Carlos, our Butler. Silas, the bartender in the Retreat Lounge. It was a pleasant experience and I would highly recommend this ship for Bermuda. Read Less
1 Helpful Vote
Sail Date: April 2019
This was my 2nd cruise on the Summit (first was December 2018 pre-revolution) and we were excited to see all the changes. Embarkation was quick and easy. I’ve been on over 50 cruises and in addition to the quickest embarkation of ... Read More
This was my 2nd cruise on the Summit (first was December 2018 pre-revolution) and we were excited to see all the changes. Embarkation was quick and easy. I’ve been on over 50 cruises and in addition to the quickest embarkation of all, this was my favorite cruise! We arrived at the port at 1 pm and we were having our first cocktails by 110 at the Sunset bar. We appreciated the opportunity to drop our carryon luggage at our beautiful cabin immediately upon boarding We had an Oceanview cabin on deck 2 and it was really nice. Last time I was on the Summit I had a Aqua Spa stateroom and we really didn’t care for Blu and found the Spa to be to small and busy. Post revolution it is now even smaller so I just stayed away. The food on the ship was overall very good. We ate in the Cosmopolitan most nights and the Oceanview Cafe twice. While the new Oceanview Cafe is bright, beautiful and sparkling...the food was good but they need to be more creative. It was way too repetitious. What happened to different themes every night in the buffet? For the most part it looked the same daily but again, it tasted good but just got boring real fast. Sorry Oswald F and B Mgr. Spice it up a little Cosmopolitan had very good food and excellent service from Vicky the Sommelier and our wait staff. Colin the beverage server in Cosmopolitan was a rock star. All service was amazing including Oceanview Cafe. Bar service poolside was great. By Zejda and all the waiters was awesome! Entertainment was really good. John the comedian was really funny, game shows were fun and silent disco was a hoot as always. We were lucky to see Uptown again on this ship..they are super talented young men and their show was the best of the whole Cruise. We were disappointed that Patrick the Cruise Director was moved to Equinox on the day our ship sailed. He is such a great guy. Dan the CD from the Equinox was the CD for our sailing. His staff was terrific! Bennie and Manuel were truly outstanding. Manuel was promoted to CD on the Millennium so he left during our cruise. There seems to be a lot of shuffling around on Celebrity these days. Capt Charis was delightful! We were thrilled to be invited to have dinner with him and his lovely wife Elina. It was a wonderful evening that we will remember forever! Anishika Boodhun was Captains Club Hostess and she was such a pleasure to meet. Our Cabin Steward, Shannel did a great job keeping our cabin spotless daily plus she was so friendly and welcoming. Overall the cruise was fantastic! The ports were all great. Read Less
4 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: March 2019
This was our second cruise on Celebrity and our first on the Summit. Our first was on the Equinox. New beds were so comfortable and the pillows were wonderful! We were in aqua cabin 1140. Beautiful big balcony at the back of the ship. ... Read More
This was our second cruise on Celebrity and our first on the Summit. Our first was on the Equinox. New beds were so comfortable and the pillows were wonderful! We were in aqua cabin 1140. Beautiful big balcony at the back of the ship. Only three small issues overall. One was that it was tight walking around the foot of the bed with the tv on the wall. Second was the new shower door made it difficult to get in and out of the shower stall. A rather odd design but better than a shower curtain sticking to your legs as you showered. The room was otherwise perfect! Quiet and comfortable with lots of storage space. The only other issue was not with the cabin or the ship but with the bar service. We upgraded to premium drink packages but several times the bars did not have the premium alcohol that was in our package. One time when I specifically asked for a tequila that I could see they had my drink was mixed with a lesser one. Bars were not properly staffed and waits were long. Don’t get me wrong, we are not heavy drinkers but the poor bar service seemed like they were taking advantage of those with the drink packages. The Summit staff was outstanding and our room steward, Ian, was the best we have had in all of our 12 cruises! I love Celebrity and the Summit! This ship overall was absolutely gorgeous. We enjoyed our meals in Blu but also visited the buffet for breakfast and afternoon snacks. The production shows were not our favorite but the performers were very good. There was nothing to complain about and the shows were all different. The music at the Sunset Bar was also enjoyable. We could hear it from our aft balcony and enjoyed it each night. Read Less
Sail Date: December 2018
Upon finding my cabin, Pam our room steward literally ran to introduce herself and open our door and informed us that we missed the safety drill but there was another opportunity to catch the safety instructions given to each passenger. ... Read More
Upon finding my cabin, Pam our room steward literally ran to introduce herself and open our door and informed us that we missed the safety drill but there was another opportunity to catch the safety instructions given to each passenger. Once we got settled and went to dinner, we asked our Maitre D to move our time from an early seating to a late seating. He told us (there were two rooms in our group) that he would have our new table & seating time available on the following night and it was as he said. Once we got back into the hallway to retire for the evening, Pam appeared again, eager to open our door. Our Servers, Ritesh and Wilson were the Absolute Best!!!!!!!!! If there was a higher score that I could give to them, they would get the highes score possible. Mladen did everything possible to make my cruise memorable. I had a hiccup with an onboard credit issue with my cruise agent, who booked the cruise for me. He told me he would allow me to call them at Celebrity’s expense. Long story short, he sent a small cake and a bottle of wine to my room... which made everything alright. I had a great cruise thanks to the staff. Read Less
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Sail Date: December 2018
We saw this affordable cruise as an option to try out suites on Celebrity. The suite class experience, particularly Luminae, was incredible. We still aren't sure what a Butler is for, but he was great, the suite concierge was a real ... Read More
We saw this affordable cruise as an option to try out suites on Celebrity. The suite class experience, particularly Luminae, was incredible. We still aren't sure what a Butler is for, but he was great, the suite concierge was a real value, and the waitstaff we can't appreciate enough. The ship was also wonderful and had none of the issues we were expecting for a ship about to be dry-docked. The process in San Juan was incredibly easy, much much simpler than Miami on and off, and the size of the ship was perfect. We enjoyed the common areas, the various bars. It had less than Solstice class ships, but was enough considering. The made for ship entertainment continues to not be our cup of tea - very eager kids trying their best - but the folks the cruise director brought on were great additions and got us to the theater - which with its tables and bench seating was very nice. There were 5 ports - we took advantage of some excursions but had to carve out another 'sea day' when in one of the ports. All of them (St. Thomas, Antigua, St. Lucia, Barbados and St. Kitts) are super simple though, easy to walk off and be in the middle of town or a market. The effort made to make LGBT travelers comfortable on Celebrity continues to be very good, there was even a lunch this time around, and that was nice too. We're a married couple in our early 30s and supposedly who the new upgrades are targeting, but here's to hoping they don't mess too much with Summit in the refresh! Read Less
Sail Date: December 2018
We were already familiar with the Summit and its slightly more intimate ambiance. This was a second time in the Penthouse Suite this year, and did we get spoiled! First of all, remember that when you go Royal or Penthouse pretty much ... Read More
We were already familiar with the Summit and its slightly more intimate ambiance. This was a second time in the Penthouse Suite this year, and did we get spoiled! First of all, remember that when you go Royal or Penthouse pretty much everything is included, so there is no up-selling. Specialty dining - included. Internet - included. Upscale drinks package - Included. Gratuities - included, though we did give a little extra to people who we knew went the extra mile. Some of the highlights are the Luminae restaurant for suites only, Micheal's Lounge for suites only (acts really as the concierge service), Butler service, and the crew basically bending backwards for any wishes or requests you may have. For example: We brought Christmas music CDs (the more irreverent ones, like Benny Grunch from New Orleans, or Grandma Got Run Over Like A Raindeer), but the suite is post-CD. At our request, Pavel, the concierge, dug up a CD player and had it installed into the audio system (he got an extra tip!). The other thing I really liked is the lower staff turnover on Celebrity - the concierge at Luminea, as well as one of the waiters, remembered us from the last time in May. One of the reasons we took this cruise is because it visited the islands of Antigua, St. Lucia, and St. Kitts. I know all three intimately well, I work on these islands. So I used the cruise to introduce my wife, who has only seen St. Lucia, to the other two. I had my own visit agenda for both Antigua and St. Kitts, and it worked out very well. Read Less
Sail Date: December 2018
This was our third cruise, second time on Celebrity, and first time on the Summit. We were on a port intensive cruise (San Juan to St. Croix, St. Maarten, Dominica, Grenada, Barbados) with only 1 true sea day, so we spent a lot of time off ... Read More
This was our third cruise, second time on Celebrity, and first time on the Summit. We were on a port intensive cruise (San Juan to St. Croix, St. Maarten, Dominica, Grenada, Barbados) with only 1 true sea day, so we spent a lot of time off ship. Overall, the cruise was good and we enjoyed each of the ports. On the ship, food was just "ok" and entertainment was lacking. More details below. Embarkation: Painless. From the moment we stepped out of our taxi at the Pan American Pier to the moment we were in our stateroom, only 15 minutes had elapsed. And we have no special "perks" or "status." Just luck I guess. Our room was ready when we got on board. Service: Great service from Ryan, our cabin steward. He works like a magician, that guy! Also enjoyed our wait staff in the MDR from Tammy and Kelvin. Took time to explain menus and suggest items. Had to make 3 trips to Guest Relations because we kept de-magnetizing our seapasses. Service was quick and friendly. They also happily exchanged some larger bills for smaller bills for us. Food: This is highly subjective, so take it with a grain of salt. I wouldn't say I would rave about the food here (last year on Celebrity Equinox we had a 3-night specialty dining package--so it's unfair to compare). This year, we ate all dinners in the MDR. I had two things I would rank as "excellent" -- the braised beef ragout with gnocchi as a starter (I could have eaten plates and plates of it as a main) and the slow braised lamb wrapped in phyllo. There were a couple misses: the seafood in the Mediterranean seafood orzo was chewy (a la rubber bands) as was the sirloin steak. I also had the teeniest tiniest chocolate lava cake I've ever had. Breakfast was good in OVC, but lunch found me circling a couple times to pick something out and I'm not picky. Pizza in OVC could be good...or not. Sometimes nice and crispy, other times greasy and limp. But I didn't have to cook for a whole week!  Facilities: This was the smallest ship we've been on and found it naturally easy to navigate. It did not feel crowded at all! Easily found open tables in the OVC. It was easy to get on and off in each port. There was some evidence of the need for the dry docking. Carpet frayed here and there. You could tell our balcony probably needed scraped of the many coats of paint and be redone. There generally wasn't a problem getting a chair in the pool area if you wanted some sun...or even some shade too. Because this itinerary was so port intensive, we didn't have time to enjoy as my areas as we have done on previous cruises. Onboard Activities: Again, since this cruise was so port intensive we were not expecting a lot. And in return, Celebrity did not provide a lot. The singers and dancers are always good, but we the plot-less shows can get kind of repetitive. Neither of the comedians were funny to us, but we like edgier humor and that doesn't really match us with Celebrity's demographic. The magician/comedian (how about pick one!) was awful. On the plus side: We really enjoyed the live music. Since the cruise left from San Juan, there was more Latin music...another plus for me. Disembarkation: Super simple. Walked off when our group number was called. Luggage was already waiting. Line moved fairly quick for Customs and Immigration and then again to get a taxi. Ports… St. Croix: Sundays in St. Croix are SLEEPY. So be advised to plan an excursion as a lot of shops are closed. We enjoyed our island tour though. St. Maarten: We did a beach day here. No complaints. Kim Sha Beach at Simpson Bay is a nice area. Very relaxing! Dominica: Beautiful green and verdant island. Really loved our rainforest/waterfall excursion. Some of the scenery reminded me of Hawaii. Grenada: Similar to Dominica in being green and pretty. Loved our river tubing adventure. Would not hesitate to do that again. Barbados: We did another beach day here. Harbour Lights at Carlisle Bay has a fantastic stretch of sand with crystal clear water. Read Less
1 Helpful Vote
Sail Date: November 2018
We absolutely loved every aspect of our cruise except for the live music acts ! They were very poor Sail always were not upbeat funky or fun due to the musicians. But aside from that we loved every minute of our cruise & feel we were ... Read More
We absolutely loved every aspect of our cruise except for the live music acts ! They were very poor Sail always were not upbeat funky or fun due to the musicians. But aside from that we loved every minute of our cruise & feel we were very well catered for on every aspect. The ship is spotlessly clean. Bedrooms are super comfy with great amenities! The food everywhere was amazing as was bar service. We loved our serves in main dining room august & Dave they made our cruise extra special. All staff were lovely. Disco was great craic ! We will definitely book again loved the islands especially Barbados! Thanks for the memories it was great value for us coming from Ireland. I think my only 2 gripes would be uninteresting bands n singers & on embarking staff pushing you to upgrade on everything let us just enjoy what is available Read Less
Sail Date: November 2018
We chose this cruise because of the ports of call and the availability of a Sky suite and the amenities. Our package included: gratuities, premium drink package, WiFi and $350 on board credit. My husband and I were celebrating our ... Read More
We chose this cruise because of the ports of call and the availability of a Sky suite and the amenities. Our package included: gratuities, premium drink package, WiFi and $350 on board credit. My husband and I were celebrating our anniversary and my birthday. The service and food were excellent, crew and suite staff were friendly and very attentive. We really liked the Luminae restaurant as we didn't have to make a reservation or any wait. The staff there were very attentive and we met new "friends" every night. The ship is scheduled for refurnishing in early 2019 we found it very clean but in need of an upgrade. In every port except one we had an excursion. Even though we didn't see one whale or dolphin on our Dominica excursion we had a good time. We had one of the best cruise experiences in many years. Looking forward to this type of accommodation in the future. Read Less
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Sail Date: November 2018
We just did a 7 night southern Caribbean out of San Juan on the Summit. (Ports were San Juan, St. Thomas, St. Kitt’s, Antigua, St. Lucia and Barbados) Overall, we had a fantastic time. We enjoyed ourselves enough to book another cruise ... Read More
We just did a 7 night southern Caribbean out of San Juan on the Summit. (Ports were San Juan, St. Thomas, St. Kitt’s, Antigua, St. Lucia and Barbados) Overall, we had a fantastic time. We enjoyed ourselves enough to book another cruise on the Summit for Fall 2019 going to the ABC islands. The Summit is an older ship, and is actually being completely refurbished this winter. The decor is slightly dated, and some of the facilities were obviously older - like the speakers in our stateroom didn’t work at all and the bathroom was dated and just had a flimsy shower curtain that made it hard not to get water all over the floor. One of the best things about the ship was the food! Breakfast at the Oceanview Buffet offered tons of variety. While the overall menu didn’t change, there were so many things to choose from that I never got bored. There was traditional American and English breakfast, carving stations, omelette stations, eggs Benedict station, hot cereal, cold cereal, waffles, pancakes and French toast with a variety of toppings... it seemed endless. When we couldn’t make it to the buffet, we ordered breakfast to the room and it was really nice as well, though not as much variety. Lunch was different every single day, but there were standards like the cheese and charcuterie every day. There was ice cream every day, pizza every day, pasta every day. We had dinner in the Cosmopolitan restaurant four nights, and tried all three specialty restaurants. We found no fault with the food at any of the dinner venues, but found service at the Cosmopolitan to be a bit hectic and disorganized. Service at all three specialty restaurants was nothing short of flawless. The pool area could get crowded in the afternoon and I did feel the pools were pretty small. A lot of times the pool chairs were taken up and there were not enough towels. Entertainment on the ship was very nice overall. I didn’t care for the house party band and the DJ would make some odd selections, but the nightly shows were all very good and there was a nice variety of comedy, music and dancing. The theme parties were a lot of fun - like the Latin night, the 80’s night, etc. I think they could carry the themes even further. The cruise director and his staff were great at their jobs and made a point to learn names and engage with guests. The biggest service issue was with the bar service. At the pool and mast bars they were simply overwhelmed every day and couldn’t offer the Celebrity level of service no matter how hard they tried. The same would happen at Reflections at night. In Rendezvous, the servers actually had terrible attitudes though. They would ignore us when we were the only people at the bar and even when we spoke to them. They would grab our seapass cards from our hands and roll their eyes. After a few tries, we simply avoided it for the rest of the trip and also missed out on some of the fun events we would have otherwise liked to attend. I would be remiss not to call out the excellent staff at Cafe Al Bacio. They were ALWAYS smiling even when they were slammed and ALWAYS pleasant. Read Less
Celebrity Summit Ratings
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Cabins 5.0 0.0
Dining 4.0 0.0
Entertainment 4.0 0.0
Public Rooms 4.5 0.0
Fitness Recreation 4.5 0.0
Family 4.0 0.0
Shore Excursion 4.0 0.0
Enrichment 3.5 0.0
Service 4.5 0.0
Value For Money 4.0 0.0
Rates 4.0 0.0

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